Category: Medicare

Effective November 1, 2019, customizations will be implemented for Chemotherapy and Inpatient & Surgical Care (W0162) for adult patients. The customizations provide specific criteria and guidance on the following:

  • Clinical indications for admission; examples will also be added for:
    • Aggressive hydration needs that cannot be managed in an infusion center.
    • Prolonged marrow suppression.
  • Regimens that cannot be managed outpatient; examples will also be added.


Providers can view a summary of the 23rd edition of the MCG Care Guidelines customizations online by selecting Customizations to MCG Care Guidelines 23rd Edition.


EBSCRNU-0040-19 July 2019


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